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Sep 13, 2007 08:42 AM

Paris 9th Arrondissement...Need Top Choices

My boyfriend and I will be spending a brief three days(Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in Paris. We'll be staying in the 9th arrondissement, and so we're looking for some excellent choices that are in walking distance. Not a huge meat lover (though my boyfriend is), I don't always love French food--but perhaps some of you know of some restaurants that can change my mind! Maybe you can help me find:

1) A classic bistro ( medium priced)
2) A fancy (michelin recommended) restaurant...and do any of you know what the price guidelines are for such restaurants???
3) Something open for a Sunday evening meal...(lower priced)
4) A great ice-cream shop
5) A great pattisserie

Thank you in advance for your suggestions!!!

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  1. Where in the 9th? It's big.
    1) Chez Jean or Le Petrelle (or Velly) -- see also Wally for amazing couscous or I Golosi for great Italians with great wine. Chez Michel also, in the 10th but close to the 9th.
    2) No very high end restaurants in the 9th as such, but you may well be within walking distance of the opera district (with the palace restaurants like Le Meurice). Or le Marais (l'Ambroisie). Dinners in three stars are usually between 200 and 400 per person. Some have lunch menu under 100 euros (I recommend les Elysees, 59E menu, see review on my blog Check the board and for more. Not sure why you would want that kind of restaurant to be within walking distance.
    3) plenty of options next to the rue Monmartre and to the Place de Clichy. Try Chartier, dirt cheap, spectacular, good.
    4 and 5) Seurre rue des martyrs. Also Delmontel in the same street.
    6) the sunday brunch at Rose Bakery in the same street is a hit.

    5 Replies
    1. re: souphie

      thanks. this is a great help...especially your les Elysees recommendation and blog review.

      1. re: souphie

        Don't get hung up on limiting your search to the 9th, not a lot there, and public transport is so quick and efficient you can get most anywhere in a short time.

        The neighboring 8th has some of the best places in Paris, for instance, and an especially high concentration of 1,2 and 3 star places.

        1. re: f2dat06

          Spring, 28 rue de la Tour d'Auverne, 9th Tel 01 45 96 05 72
          not a classic bistro, no stars (yet)
          One seating, 16 seats, one menu,
          Here is their website.

          1. re: JimD

            How could I forget it? The guy is from Chicago. Hard to get a table there. They say Michelin inspectors come here on their free time.

          2. re: f2dat06

            Excuse me, there is a lot of great food in the 9th. Actually, this is one of the greatest places for bistrots, a form of unpretentious 7th.

            But you're right of course that almost all starred (and star) restaurants are in the 8th. Don't forget the outsiders though, which are among the best -- l'Ambroisie (4th) and l'Arpège (7th).